The Perfect Cranberry Cosmo

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Nor Mac
from The Berkshire’s, MA

This is the recipe I created. It Is the perfect any time cocktail. This martini has the perfect balance of Sweet and sour. I designed this martini to make by the pitcher. I made this for a party. It was a huge hit. I had to make three pitchers of it. It all went. That says a lot. Considering, Only 5 people were drinking that day. The men like it too. This is not a girly martini. If you enjoy a martini that packs a little bit of a punch This is the one to try. I hope you all enjoy my perfect Martini. Cheers!

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  •   2 c
    fresh or frozen cranberries thawed
  •   1 3/4 c
    cranberry juice cocktail
  •   1/2 c
    water
  •   1/3 c
    sugar
  •   1/4 c
    lime juice fresh or other
  •   1 tsp
    orange zest
  • NOTE : FOR A LESS STRONGER MARTINI. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF VODKA AND ORANGE LIQUOR BY 1/4 CUP EACH
  •   1 c
    vodka ( i used grey goose.
  •   3/4 c
    clear orange liquor such as patron, grand marnier or other
  • OPTIONAL GARNISHES
  •   1/4 c
    sugar for rims of glasses
  •   1/4 c
    cranberry juice for dipping rims of glasse
  •  
    16 - 20 cranberries
  •  
    and orange peel curl, a lime cut into wedges or orange peel
  • EQUIPMENT
  •   Equipment
    a sieve, shaker with built-in strainer , and a blender
  •  
    ice cubes
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How To Make

  • 1
    This step is optional. Place 1/4 cup of cranberry juice In a shallow bowl. Set aside. Place 1/4 c of sugar on a plate. Dip the rims of the glasses into the juice. Dip into the sugar coating all sides of rims. Set glasses aside.
  • 2
    Place cranberries, water, sugar, lime juice, vodka, orange liquor, cranberry juice, and orange zest in to a blender. Blend on high speed approximately one minute, or until cranberries are pureed.
  • 3
    Poor cranberry mixture through a sieve to catch juice in to a pitcher or bowl. You may need a spoon to force some of the juice through. Discard the cranberry remnants that are left over. Store in a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4
    When ready to serve. Place a few ice cubes into a shaker. Add some of the martini mixture. Give it a few vigorous Shakes. and strain into glass. Optional: garnish glass of Martini. Cheers!
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